Wednesday, June 26, 2013

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Postgraduate Course in Management of Development Projects - EPFL, Switzerland

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE - Certificate of Advanced Studies in Management of Development Projects

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Management of Development Projects (MaDePro).

This program proposes an integrated and interdisciplinary approach and targets professionals in both Northern and Southern countries who wish to pursue a career in development or international cooperation and/or individuals from various organizations who want to broaden their understanding of development issues.

The course is based on a North-South scientific partnership. It gives participants an opportunity to improve their knowledge in such aspects as development, technology and project management directly linked to the reality and actual experience in the field in such a "heterogeneous" country as India where poverty co-exists with vast scientific expertise and local know-how. The training provides a chance to share the different standpoints and experiences of Europe and Asia.

The program is structured in three parts, all which are compulsory:

- Part 1 (30 September 2013 - 2 March 2014) involves 20 weeks of e-Learning covering such aspects as: International Environment, Sustainable Development, Main Development Issues, Technology for Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Project Management.
- Part 2 (17 March 2014 - 30 March 2014), is full time, lasts 2 weeks and will be held in India and will focus on field activities.
- Part 3 (31 March 2014 - 15 June 2014), consists of an individual project.

The course uses a wide range of tools including: e-Learning, lectures, field trips, case studies, group work, individual project, etc.

Applicants must have a university degree and very good English.

Full and/or partial grants may be offered to participants from developing and emerging countries that are not able to meet the total costs involved. Note that grants either full or partial will not cover the cost of travel to/from India.

For full information and application procedure refer to our website

Only applications following the instructions detailed and submitted via the online submission system on the program webpage will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 July 2013, by midnight local Swiss time.

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